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[6 Jan 2009 | One Comment | ]

Ilanit Melchior
Israel
Ilanit Melchior made these remarks when she was interviewed by Patricia Smith Melton and Peace X Peace members for the book 60 Years, 60 Voices.  Melchior is Co-Director of StartUp Jerusalem. Formerly a consultant with multinational corporations, she works with business in the tourism industry to find solutions to the depressed economy. StartUp Jerusalem is an inclusive organization working with both Arabs and Jews, secular and religious.
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What is courage? Courage is the ability to say, “I was wrong.” It is when leaders can look in the mirror and say. …

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[15 Jan 2007 | No Comment | ]

This is the third in a series of essays by Peace X Peace founder and editor of Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women Patricia Smith Melton, who meets frequently with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. In this installment Smith Melton speaks with a diverse group of women from the region, all of whom demonstrate extraordinary courage in the ordinary things they do every day to promote peace and women’s rights in their communities.
Earlier essays are “Hope: Tempered out of the Crucible” and  “Your Power as a Third Party.”
The opinions offered in …